Samuel Ponniah

  • Year Of Call

    Year of call: 2018
Samuel Ponniah

SAMUEL PONNIAH

Year of call: 2018

Call clerks: 0113 297 1200

Email clerks: clerks@kbwchambers.com

  • Practice Summary

    Sam has great experience, both prosecuting and defending, in the Magistrates and Youth Courts and often appears in the Crown Court. In his work he has dealt with a wide range of offences and has experience in trials with vulnerable and young witnesses. Sam has particular experience in Road Traffic trials in the Magistrates Court.

    Sam’s pupillage supervisor was Ian Mullarkey. While with Mr Mullarkey, Sam observed and assisted on a number of trials in the Crown Court, both for the defence and for the prosecution including a number of RASSO trials.

  • Practice Summary

    Sam has undertaken a wide range of work in personal injury, both in the small claims track and the fast track. He has experience with Stage 3 hearings and RTA trials involving personal injury. He also has a growing practice in noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) fast track trials.

  • Practice Summary

    Sam has been instructed in a range of civil trials and applications in the County Court and High Court. He has conducted Civil trials in the small claims track, strike out applications and injunction applications.

    Sam has also been instructed in a number of bankruptcy matters, including those made with and without notice in the County Court and High Court.

  • Practice Summary

    During a portion of pupillage, Sam was with Roxanne Francis and saw a number of public law hearings both in the first tier and upper tribunal. Sam assisted and observed on a number of immigration and asylum hearings.

    Sam has also appeared in the social entitlement chamber of the first tier tribunal and in Coroner’s Inquests. During his first sixth, Sam saw a number of inquests to their conclusion with his supervisor Ian Mullarkey.

  • Practice Summary

    Sam has been instructed on a range of family law hearings, both in public and private proceedings.

  • Awards and Education

    • Middle Temple – Queen Mother Scholarship
    • University of Law – Advocacy Scholarship
    • University of Law BPTC – Very competent
    • University of York – Bachelor of Laws

     

    Voluntary Work

    • Chair of Wandsworth Youth Council – Sam oversaw £275,000 in funding being awarded to youth groups and worked on stop and search procedure reform, facilitating discussions between the Police and young offenders.
    • Mentor at Vocalise UK – Sam worked in Feltham YOI and HMP Pentonville, teaching residents debating skills. Sam’s work culminated in organising and facilitating a debate in HMP Pentonville, between inmates and law students at the University of Law.